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degrees in rapid city and seeing temps around 20 to 25 above average and areas of south dakota, 35 degrees above your average, very warm temps there and we still have our problems across parts of the west and the next storm moving into northern california and this one is a very strong one. very significant rain will fall here, some areas eight inches of rain and a lot of the rivers in central california concerned about flooding for today and tonight. and this storm storms by tomorrow, and another one comes in on tuesday, wednesday, lingers a little into thursday and then dry things out and this is the most potent of all and mostly rain, another warm system, but a steady stream of tropical moisture and it will bring light showers throughout parts of the ohio valley, to the great lakes, tonight and this afternoon. and behind it, temps are going to warm up a lot. in fact, today, the temps are extremely warm, across most of the country and pretty much the entire country is above where your average temps are this time of year and tomorrow, we'll see this heat builds further, getting to 61, dlee
one of the best things that could happen to the state of michigan and maybe the city of detroit. if you are a car company and want to do business there because the unions are too strong and thes have to be so high and all of the jumping through hoops. maybe now you can. maybe the next car company will go do business there and bring jobs there. >> gretchen: remember back during the bailout, the unions got the good end of the deal in the bailout. it was privately held dealerships that got the rough deal. >> eric: stock holders and bond holders. >> steve: if you were holding gm stock it went to zero. >> gretchen: unions won in that deal. >> eric: uah w took billions up front. stock holders you know you might lose everything. when you buy a bond you are first in line and they wiped out the bond holders. >> gretchen: and for the state of indiana teachers infact. >> brian: gm bond holders got roll add out. capitalism rules and president obama changed going forward. >> steve: if you are a union member your union will go to bat for you and they went to bat at chrysler. do you remember w
, willie. >> look at this! >> neighbor american cities. >> look at this, morsy, right here, his people are now beating up -- i thought he was a great hope. is that the story? >> no. major american cities are seeing their first success in stemming the growing weight of obesity -- rate of obesity, philadelphia, new york and los angeles and other communities across the u.s. are finding modest success rates in this. the number of reported obese children was down 5.5% over the last five years in new york city schools, mayor bloomberg, researchers are not sure what's behind the decline. there's a growing awareness in this city, thanks to the mayor -- >> this mayor -- >> i think he's fantastic. >> he's a killjoy. >> what part of your joy has he killed? >> really? you can't smoke and eat disgusting food. >> what can't you do anymore? >> you want children across the city even in poor neighborhoods to have access to equally hea h healthy food as the wealthiest children in the world who live here. i'm story. i'm sorry. that that's terrible. he should stop that right now. >> i'm talking about smo
. lawyers from both sides meeting with a judge in new york city. charges were dropped but the former maid filed a civil suit against the kahn who was once considered a strong candidate to become president of france. >>> in a florida murder trial, didi meyers will not take the witness stand. she is charged with swindling, shakespeare out of $17 million and murdering him and burying his body. >> police are asking the help to solve the case. jack and jerry mcgee were shot to death excuse style last december. police believe the murders were well-planned but they have yet to identify any sus speck. jenna: a weather alert. parts of the upper midwest are digging out after powerful winter blast. this is blizzard conditions as you see on your screen and bringing record snowfall. meteorologist maria molina is live from the fox weather center with more. maria? >> that's right, we saw significant snowfall across portions of the midwest over the weekend. that is actually somewhat good news for the peel. we're looking at a lack of snowfall across the area over last several weeks. finally additional sno
on a very busy street in new york city and shot him in the head. from the gun to the get away car to this surveillance image we will get a live report on the leads that cops are tracking right now. plus an enormous explosion. set a highway on fire and torched people's homes. you'll see what caused it and why investigators say this area is still not safe. on a very busy night from the journalists of fox news on a thursday fox report. initiated. neural speeds increasing to 4g lte. brain upgrading to a quad-core processor. predictive intelligence with google now complete. introducing droid dna by htc. it's not an upgrade to your phone. it's an upgrade to yourself. why they have a raise your rate cd. tonight our guest, thomas sargent. nobel laureate in economics, and one of the most cited economists in the world. professor sargent, can you tell me what cd rates will be in two years? no. if he can't, no one can. that's why ally has a raise your rate cd. ally bank. your money needs an ally. [ coughs ] [ baby crying ] ♪ [ male announcer ] robitussin® liquid formula soothes your throat
of a subway train in new york city. the man was killed and a woman who was talking to herself pushed him on the tracks. his back was turned and they don't know if he knew the woman. they are looking for her. it will be harder for people to load up. employees in delaware and 3 m will no longer get to go outside for a quick moke break. north dakota dack also banned smoke nothing public places. >> kelly: there is a discussion of how to keep our kids safe in school. >> the only way to stop a monster from killing our kids is to be personally involved and invested in a plan of absolute protection. the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun, is a good guy with a gun. >> kelly: that statement stirred up a lot of controversy. but our next guest agrees and has a solution of his own. tom horn is the attorney general of his own. he proposes arming one educator per school. attorney general horn, how did you come up with the plan and why are you trying to implement it. >> i tried to come up with a golden mean between two extremes. one point is teachers come nothing the school with guns. i think th
security expert fran townsend about all of this. >>> hours leading up to a kansas city chiefs player's murder/suicide. jovan belcher was out partying with another woman the night before he shot his girlfriend, kasandra perkins. belcher and oert woman became separated. he wound up returning to her apartment complex. when he couldn't find her, he crashed at her neighbor's house and the neighbor says belcher was drunk. he returned home the next morning, several hours after perkins got back from a night out. the couple argued and belcher killed perkins, later killing himself. >> we will cherish the wonderful memories we have of jovan and pray that those memories will bring us peace as we grapple to understand the unpredictable and tragic ending of his life and the life of kasandra perkins. >> kasandra perkins released a statement saying, quote, we appreciate the outpouring of love and concern for our kasandra "kasi" perkins. our hearts are truly broken for kasi. she was a beloved daughter, granddaughter, sister, cousin, mother and friend. please keep us in your hearts and prayers as well
inches in just 24 hours. the twin cities have seen almost as much snow already has all of last winter. a 31-year-old man is shot, execution style, while walking down the street yesterday. police are now looking for two suspects. medics rushed the victim to the hospital where he died. defense attorneys for. to asking a judge to and gps monitoring. those are your headlines. dagen: thank you. british banking giant agreeing to pay almost $2 billion. more than $1.9 billion. a record amount for a allowing money laundering to go on for years. this is the largest penalty ever paid. it is a nonprosecution agreement. if it changes its ways it will not be prosecuted. if you think the government is draining your wallet, you may want to take a closer look at those people around your house. what they are carrying around and using. i am talking about apple products. households spend an average of $450 on those devices in 2011. nearly tripled the amount in 2011. analysts are calling it an apple tax. no, it is just, you are spending money on stupid apple products. under intense pressure to curb its bu
involving a kansas city linebacker some nfl players are turning in their firearms. "newsroom" starts right now. good morning, everybody. i'm ted rowlands in for carol costello today. lansing, michigan, is the target of a protest. the republicans are trying to push through a right to work bill that could severely hurt organized labor in the state. the governor promises to sign the bill as soon as it hits his desk which could be within hours. the new legislation bars requiring union dues as a condition of employment. it's already on the books in 23 other states. police and firefighters would be exempt, however. here is a look at the right to work nation states. if governor snyder signs this bill in michigan as expected, michigan would be the most heavily unionized right to work state in the country. alison kosik, describe what's happening now. demonstrators are starting to gather outside of the capitol. are they going to be allowed inside as this historic legislation is passed? >> reporter: they are inside right now as well as outside, so behind me you've got several hundred protesters that
are all about jobs and that's what we are going to focus on. >> greta: have you focused at all on the city of detroit, which is crashing right now, on and a lot of unemployment? have you worked with the in thees to come up with a solution what you are going to do about that city? >> we have. the very basic things we need in the city of detroit. we started with with law and order on the ground. after more than 40 years of trying, we finally were able to establish a regional transit authority to move people from one place to another. a lot of folks don't have cars, but they need jobs and need to be able to get to the jobs. step by step, we are making improvement in the city of detroit. there are a lot of very serious issues and that will be a major focus of the administration over the next year, as it has been this year. >> greta: thank you, sir. and michigan protest turning really ugly and really scary for some. pro-union protesters tearing down a tent with people inside the tent, with the tent belonging to the conservative group, americans for prosperity. the violence was caught on camera.
, nearly twice the amount nation-wide. we are all over it. we begin with jeff in the windy city. >> from the heart of the business district downtown chicago is bracing for what is the first big concern step storm of the season. we thought make we would caught in get one but it is headed if us now the biggest population center in the midwest, take a look at the pictures at o'hare where already a mess ensued and tomorrow morning it is worse, already 1,000 flights, more than 1,000 flights, canceled nationwide and most of those already at o'hare. tomorrow morning, it will be awful with gusts of wind up to 50 or 60 miles per hour. i love that kind of weather but it will not be pretty. and what about christmas packages? ups' biggest shipping day of the year already today and that means tomorrow is also a huge day and right in the middle of the country where much of the packages go through is if a mess right now in the airports which are a mess. the package could be delayed. down chicago here right now and we have warm weather, reasonably warm for this time of the career but behind it with the
:00 in new york city, a major blow to labor unions wait for the michigan governor's signature. today, state lawmakers pass add measure that weakens labor unions while crowds of protesters rallied need and outside the statehouse. the demonstration is getting ugly. get the [blank] camera. >>shepard: the demonstrators are fighting the republican legislature and republican governor who says he will sign the so-called right-to-work bill into law. it would make it illegal to force workers to join a union or pay dues. protesters have gathered inside the statehouse saying the law could lead to big pay cuts. yesterday, president obama spoke out against it forcefully. 23 states, the ones in yellow, have the right-to-work laws. to pass in the state of michigan is a huge development. that is the heart of organized labor. a defeat there could signal trouble if unions across the nation. we have mike tobin from the capital in lansing. what is the status of the legislation? >>reporter: a bill regarding right-to-work for public sector employees is on the way to the governor's desk. a similar bill for privat
everything. >> first from fox at 3:00 in new york city, it won't be easy but that is not an excuse not to try. the president announce add new effort to limit gun violence five day as after the gunman stormed sandy hook elementary school armed with semi-automatic weapons and killed 26. vice president biden will lead a team of cabinet members and lawmakers and outside groups to proposal new ways to address gun safety and access to mental health care and a culture that glorifies guns and violence. there is already a growing consensus on where they need to start. >> a majority of members support banning the sale of military-style assault weapons. a majority of americans support banning the sale of high-capacity ammunition clips. a majority of americans support laws requiring background checks before all gun purchases so criminals cannot take advantage of legal loopholes to buy a gun from someone who will not take the responsibility of doing a background check. >>shepard: changes will not be easy. some house of representatives republicans are willing to discuss gun criminal at least as part of a b
. if you are in new york city, schoolteachers and firemen make $100,000 a year and they are easily in households the approach the limit. it depends and where you live. among high-income people, there is a wide range of what people pay in taxes. if you're a lawyer in washington, i find them to be reasonable people who work long hours. you are probably paying 28%. if you are on wall street and you are well-connected if you have a capacity to have your income defined as investment as opposed to salary even though it is indeed salary income. if you are somebody like jamie dimon or warren buffet, you can get away with 14% tax. the real problem with upper individuals are not the people who pay the taxes we intend for the to pay, but all the people who get away without paying any taxes at all. those tax breaks and write offs are derived by the president and by democrats, but they never seem to get fixed. one reason is republicans do not want them fixed. and the other hand, the democrats get a lot of campaign contributions from wall street. that is a real problem on both sides of the aisle
secretary and odot, we took down 9,000-foot bridge in oklahoma city. and to get rid of structurally deficient and obsolete bridges. so over the next 10 years, we will go from the bottom in the country in terms of structurally deficient and obsolete bridges to the top in terms of creating that infrastructure in our state. and we're literally recycling beams and saving millions of dollars by something that would have just been thrown out under normal circumstances. and it's the only project like that of its kind in the country that we're pretty proud of. the other thing that we're doing, roxanne's governor, governor hickenlooper, tom mentioned before the third bucket of energy. governor fallin and governor hickenlooper created an initiative to convert state fleets to c.n.g. and governor mcdonell as well is supportive. we went to detroit with a group of 13 governors signed on to an m.o.u. and we had -- convert our fleets to c.n.g. and produce a fleet vehicle and give us that ability to do that efficiently. we'll give you the market. we'll put up 5,000 cars that we commit to buying. and
ancestors i come from delaware city, delaware. my ancestors came from salem new jersey. i found out recently that my ancestors came to salem new jersey into philadelphia from latvia and she starts looking at me and said how do you know all of this? i said i know because i've been on this great site called ancestry.com. here in the middle of a cocktail party selling this product. i urge you to try it, too. they'll give you two free weeks if you go to ancestry.com. discover all you can about your family before you then decide whether or not to sign up. it is a perfect time to do it this time of year to find out stuff about your family roots then when your crowd gets together for the holiday party you can impress them with everything you've learned. go to tryancestry.com. peter, what's happening here? >> we're tweeting at bpshow. some fantastic responses to our information we gave you to get in touch with rick schneider the governor of michigan. it is onetoughnerd. spell it out. >> bill: who would ever have a twitter ha
's still unresolved issues. >> what i don't get is if there are four murders in any town or city in this country, and on september 11th it was still unsolved, it would still be front page news. >> right. >> for some reason if we ask questions about it. >> you're obsessed with benghazi. >> we're obsessed or politicizing it, and the irony of it is the way to end the discussion is to give the information. all of it could be ended that way. >> where is the investigation? this is the longest-running investigation. columbo could have solved this by now. they didn't send the fbi until what was it, you were all over t. five weeks after the hit on september 11th. the fbi was still not on site. it's all just bizarre. >> that's why we need anna wintour. let's put her in charge of the investigation. maybe she'll get the answers. at least she'll be dressed well. >> tell me about your radio show. what's up with that? >> a lot of great speculation. a bit of a high day tus hiatus. i'll announce what i'm doing in the next couple of days. >> everyone, calm down. they're like you've abandoned us. i
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advances. they hope to soon control the city, the commercial capital. after that, damascus. richard engel, nbc news. >> we are also hearing new reaction off capitol hill. it's the supreme court's decision to take up two challenges to same-sex marriage. regardless of public opinion, it belongs to the nation's highest court. >> prior to this election, every vote has been and made it through a legislature, not the vote of the people. it's always in california, the people voted itself. we'll look and see from the supreme court. >> this is part of our future. marriage equality and the people who made this decision is part of what america is about. >> joining me now is elizabeth birch. it's great to see you today. a lot to talk about. the most recent polling which, i think, will be a surprise to some. 53% in support of legalizing marriage equality, tieing the previous record high. among young people, 18 to 29-year-olds in age range, 73% say they think same-sex marriages should be recognized as valid. you have been on the front lines of this fight. is this an issue that belongs before the nation
crippling travel. wind gusts over 30, 40 miles per hour in college city towards wichita as we head to milwaukee and chicago wind gusts almost 50 miles an hour. that's going to cause some real problems. you know when you have travel delays across the midwest that's the ripple effect across the country. definitely call ahead we will keep you updated on the watches and warnings. >> it always happens at christmastime when people are trying to get home. >> i know. >> thanks so much, janice. >>> in just a few hours congress will grill a stop state department aid about about the benghazi terror attack. clinton has fell and has a conclusion a -- concussion and is unable to testify. >> they will be on capitol hill about this scathing new report that may cost 4 department officials their job. all four are on administrative leave. two big headlines from this report, though. first despite initial claims from the administration there were no protests outside of the u.s. consulate in benghazi that led to the attack there back in september that killed u.s. ambassador chris stevens and others. the
of the harshest conditions. dumping 10 and a half inches in 24 hours. this season the twin cities has seen almost as much snow as all of last winter. those are your headlines. back to lori and melissa. melissa: former capital trader faces jail time for insider trading. they have made no secret of their desire to give up in committing evidence against wells, his own boss, steve cohen. but some say he has a powerful incentive not to cooperate. charlie gasparino. >> companies often cover the legal expenses of their employees snarled in investigations. charged in an insider trading scam alleged back in 2008. but this was kind of interesting about this. the allegations of trading on insider trading back in 2008, essentially let go. sec capital, even though he has been an employee for two years, now covering his legal fees. longtime white-collar defense attorney, does not come cheap, he starts around $1300 per hour. he made about $9 million according to the criminal complaint. that was the bonus. lori: so he has money. >> maybe. 1300 per hour. a lot of money. and this is raising some eyebrows in the le
the sa-17. they were designed to protect russian military bases icbm systems or russian cities from attack by u.s. and nato forces. they are mobile systems and easily camouflaged. for months we're reporting how iran is clandestinely resupplying syria, weapons, men, equipment during the civil war using unregistered cargo planes applying flying into syrian airports and offloading their cargo. we know what is going back to iran on the cargo planes. western intelligence sources confirming to us that the sa-17s are being loaded on flown back to iran. not only do they get back to iran they have sa-17s, iranians are sophisticated taking them apart, reverse engineering them and building more. the plans to attack iran's nuclear facilities by the united states or israel did not take into account the idea these facilities would now be protected by the sa-17s, changing a lot now here in the middle east, jenna. jenna: a story we'll continue to watch, leland. thank you. jon: a new film starring the matt damon takes on a controversial topic of fracking. there is campaign underway to counteract the
, brandon here who just found out his flight to salt lake city is canceled. you're trying to get home for the holidays. it doesn't look like that's going to happen, at least for a couple of days. >> yeah, they said it's a two-day wait in phoenix. >> reporter: the problem, of course, wolf, you lose the first flight and it's a backlog and then all of the flights the next days, those are all packed. he has to go to phoenix for a few days and then hoping to go to salt lake city to be with his family. his story is going to be replicated across the country over the next few hours. brandon is coming from georgia where he's serving there. he's on his leave. unfortunately, he's spending two days of his leave at o'hare. or at least phoenix. hopefully you will get home. >> i'm going to try. yeah. >> reporter: wolf, this is one case but this -- like i said, it's going to be replicated across the country today because of this vicious storm that is about to hit chicago. >> what do they expect? how many inches of snow are they bracing for? are. >> reporter: they are looking at four inches here in ch
city, amtrak carries twice as many passengers as all airlines come bind. today it carries 75% of inner city travel letters between new york and washington. amtrak has done all this with the threat of funding cuts and privatization especially of the profitable northeast corridor hanging over its head. we know that in other parts of the world privatization of high speed passenger rail has tried and failed to solve the problems it was intended to solve. these plans were almost always preceded by funding cuts, system i can safety and reliability problems caused a great deal of upheaval in the transportation and forced countries to renational lies a system. with that being said, we think that amtrak's long-term next general plan for the northeast corridor provides a temp plate for a public private partnership that is worth discussing. if the partnership does not reduce the public interest or the interest of the brotherhood of lock motive engineers and other skilled workers. further they believe that amtrak should be the service prider for the northeast corridor and for the united states bec
to the republican line from new york city. caller:hi, i am a physician and worked in the time of son of sam and i treated one of his last victims. the destruction that a sudden killing like this is enormous. i think the mental health screening has to be more pori part of this. the fact that we cannot commit people showing extreme mental illness with several rights laws is a deeper issue than gun control. >host: how should vice president joe biden and the white house address this. mental illness is part of the debate and will be part of the solution. >> i think they really need to look at civil rights laws and be able to intervene more aggressively with mental health professionals when people show a consistent pattern of mental illness. i think you can travel through any city in america and see massive amounts of people who are not capable of taking care of themselves. as a society, we are not humanitarian when we leave them to defend themselves. >host: this argument is not new. it is highlighted in the extensive report in "the washington post." the chair of the senate judiciary committee, joe bid
chopper shot of new york city. welcome back to "morning joe" at 47 past the hour. it's time now for the "must-read opinion pages." we're going to start with one by senator chuck schumer in "the washington post." a middle ground on gun limits. and he says this, in part. "the truth is, it was bad strategy to ever deny an individual right to bear arms and, similarly, the special place guns hold in our culture. that mentality alienated potential allies in the ideological middle of the gun debate. in the current state of play, moderate gun owners have become convinced by the nra and other, even moorad cal gun organizations such as gun owners of america, that the goal of all gun safety advocates is to take aware their guns. these owners view even the most reasonable gun-safety proposals with suspicion, fearing a slippery slope to a ban on firearms. this paranoia is what gives the gun lobby its power." and there really is a lot of fear among gun owners. >> well -- >> in certain areas. >> -- when you have gun organizations after barack obama is elect the first same saying they're going
which is this emergency manager walt which he is trying to use to desperately save michigan cities that are desperately in trouble, including detroit. connell: he was forced, in your view. he maybe it would not have done it if it was not for that. >> the emergency managers law. connell: the idea that he is in support of it. [talking over each other] connell: is the union movement, you know, is it over, is the tide turning? >> first of all, the second biggest organizing drive in the u.s. history, yes, you are right. today, even with the decline in unionization, it is about 13, 14%, which is about double the national average. yes, it is. this is not, for instance, and southern states, where you have the right to work and you do not have unions anyway. dagen: does it have a wider impact, does it continue to spread? >> well -- dagen: this is the 24th state. >> it will never happen in new york or a place like new jersey. they do not have the legislatures that will pass this. let's be realistic about it. all you have to do is look at a map of america and you would understand that. there
, by communities, cities, families, counties, states, but there is one thing that cannot be handled by those other entities, and that is our national security. we can't have the individual states providing for the national security. and that's why i believe that it is the single most important responsibility for the national government. and i believe that we can have a cost-effective national defense. i believe that we can correctly focus on ways because we know, and the horror stories we have heard about some of the waste that's taken place in the pentagon, we have to bring an end to that. no doubt about it. but at the same time, in my -- my friend from utah just talked about the fact that our allies with the north atlantic treaty organization are spending a greater percentage of their gross domestic product, national security for the reason that they have felt threatened. they have lived under repression. there are nato allies that have been countries that were basically under the control of the former soviet union. and in light of that, they continue to live with an understanding of how importa
, a shocking murder in the middle of america's biggest city. ca gunman -- a gunman shoots a man dead before jumping into a getaway car and vanishing. what we're learning about the victim and the crime. >>> and disturbing new information, how apps meant for kids can pose a threat to their privacy and burden them for years to come. ♪ rick: laundering cash for drug cartels, terrorists and iran, all in a day's work. a brand new hour, and it's all "happening now" i'm rick folbaum. jenna: and theback we're talking about is hsbc, apparently avoiding a criminal indictment but only because filing criminal charges could have destabilized the world's financial system. instead, the bank pay a record penalty. nearly $2 billion this that settlement, and as rick was just mentioning, the bank is facing a slew of accusations including that it transferred funds to mexican drug cartels and also transferred funds to nations like iran, evading international sanctions. charlie gasparino has more from the fox business network. charlie, is this unique only to hsbc, or is in the first domino to fall here? >> well
know, every day in the streets of oakland and other cities of this country, you know that better than anyone congresswoman. do you think this is finally, going to get action on gun control? >> you know, bill let's hope so. i am a grandmother and a mother. it's hard to express how just personally i feel because when you have those kind of loss of life of such innocent children that did not have to happen, you know one has to really search deeply. and feel deeply and really try to come to grips with it on a personal level and, you know let me say my thoughts and prayers are with the families, you know, in connecticut. i come with, in many ways, the war zone >> bill: yeah. >> i have been to funerals of young people under five years of age this year. it's so sad again, my immediate response is that of a mother and a grandmother and these young people in oakland are gunned down. these assault weapons, these weapons with, you know 30 rounds, they don't belong on the streets. these are weapons of war that senator feinstein has said and they should be bann
and bad porn. if you like bad porn, you will like "50 shades of gray." carol from traverse city michigan. >> i wanted to weigh in on the protest yesterday. >> yes. >> i couldn't make it. but i am retired from a shop. i worked 31 years there. my grandfather worked for ford motor company] before they were union unionized. i know all of his struggles. killed for unions to become, you know, viable. >> yeah. yeah. >> it's just like a knife through our heart that this has happened. you are talking about the legislatures and people, republican and it's the koch brothers. it's all of these outside groups that are ruining our country, and it all started with the supreme court decision. and, you know, to allow all kind of money into the election process. i think that that's the core problem. >> right. citizens united but you are right about the koch brothers here there are two groups that they have that were involved. one is alec that john nichols mentioned, the american legislative exchange council. it's my latest book the obama hate machine. but alec
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city in 2008 that i spent a substantial amount of time in. i feel like i saw it in the beginning, during and after the surge. the most recent trip back was over a year ago it was primarily to interview officials in the government that did give me a lot of their time. host: michael gordon has reported in war zones in afghanistan and panama. he was based in moscow for four years. we will go to ron from ohio on the independent line. caller: mr. gordon, do you feel the united states and the west have a misunderstanding of history as far as the tribal conflicts in that region? was there any attempt to point out to the muslim tribes and nations that we did go into bosnia to defend muslims? guest: i think the caller makes a number of interesting points. i am a journalist. i am not an advocate for the american government. there was criticism that the united states somehow oppressed muslims. if you look at the record in the bosnian conflict, the united states led a nato intervention to protect bosnian muslims against serbian aggression. in afghanistan, one could argue the toppling of the
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